Bilingual Wedding Invitations with a Beautiful Illustrated Envelope Liner

Bilingual invitations can be tough, especially when you want to keep the design modern and simple. Do you go with a double sided layout with a different language on each side? Or print separate invitations in each language and mail them to the appropriate guest? Today we’re sharing these clean and modern bilingual wedding invitations with a beautiful illustrated envelope liner from Designer Rolodex member Melissa from Atheneum Creative. Doesn’t the illustrated envelope liner serve as the perfect complement to the crisp type-driven design and letterpress printing of the invitation?!

Bilingual Wedding Invitations with a Beautiful Illustrated Envelope Liner by Atheneum Creative

From Melissa: Jamie and Pascal came to us in need of a bilingual wedding invitation, but wanted to keep the design simple and clean. Bilingual invitations can sometimes get too wordy, too busy and too complicated, so keeping the design simple is always a challenge. We talked about all the options… run the two different languages with one on the front and one on the back, simply create two different invitation sets, or work to try and fit it all on the front – which was the direction we took in the end.

Bilingual Wedding Invitations with a Beautiful Illustrated Envelope Liner by Atheneum Creative

Bilingual Wedding Invitations with a Beautiful Illustrated Envelope Liner by Atheneum Creative

Bilingual Wedding Invitations with a Beautiful Illustrated Envelope Liner by Atheneum Creative

Keeping all the information on the front, with the exception of the reply card, allowed us stay within the budget and utilize both letterpress printing and foil printing. We the invitation and ceremony card were both letterpress printed, while the accommodations card featured white foil on dark gray paper and the reply card was digitally printed.

Bilingual Wedding Invitations with a Beautiful Illustrated Envelope Liner by Atheneum Creative

Bilingual Wedding Invitations with a Beautiful Illustrated Envelope Liner by Atheneum Creative

We decided to keep the entire wedding invitation suite in shades of gray to allow the envelope liner to really pop when guests opened the envelope. The couple wanted something very meaningful for the envelope liner: a custom illustration of the church they were getting married in. It was a church that has a lot of history with the couple and family. Once the pen illustration was complete, we adjusted the colors in the illustration to be very saturated and bold. We increased the blacks and the contrast while keeping the blues and greens very vibrant.

Bilingual Wedding Invitations with a Beautiful Illustrated Envelope Liner by Atheneum Creative

Bilingual Wedding Invitations with a Beautiful Illustrated Envelope Liner by Atheneum Creative

Thanks Melissa!

Design: Atheneum Creative

Illustration: Alice Holleman

Atheneum Creative is a member of the Designer Rolodex – see more of their beautiful work here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Chelsea Davis Photography

Refined Modern Neutral Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Aaaaaahhhh…. if invitations could be a soothing breath of fresh air, these refined modern neutral letterpress wedding invitations from Alana of Bourne Paper Co. would definitely be it. A clean, minimalist design with classic serif and sans-serif text, luxurious neutrals, and a delicate textured envelope liner? So good. And the silk thread wrap and white wax seal finish are simply sublime!

Refined Modern Neutral Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Bourne Paper Co.

From Alana: This invitation suite was designed to focus on modern typography and a warm, neutral color palette. We wanted the suite to have a very clean and crisp feel paired with unique textures that would stand out even when executed in whites and taupes.

Refined Modern Neutral Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Bourne Paper Co.

The first design decision made was to forego script fonts in favor of clean serif and sans-serif fonts. Italicized accents were added to the type to give the suite a more formal and elegant feel. We also created a modern monogram that was subtly featured throughout the invitation suite.

Refined Modern Neutral Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Bourne Paper Co.

The invitation suite was letterpress printed in a warm, metallic gold ink which reflected with the perfect, subtle shine when held at an angle. For paper, we used Somerset Velvet 300g card stock in Radiant White for a bright look and a soft cotton-like texture. The card stock also allowed us to apply stronger pressure during the printing process, which gave the letterpress text the crisp, clean feel we were going for and ensured the typography maintained its sharp edges and angles.

Refined Modern Neutral Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Bourne Paper Co.

To complete the suite, we finished the invitation with a silk thread wrap and white wax seal which used the couple’s monogram. We selected a warm taupe envelope for both the invitation and response card, something to add a hint of color without straying too far from the neutral theme. The taupe envelopes paired perfectly with the metallic gold ink, which was used to print the couple’s address and monogram onto the response envelope.

Refined Modern Neutral Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Bourne Paper Co.

We finished the invitation with an envelope liner featuring blind embossed cherry blossoms and other delicate florals. We loved the dramatic texture the liner provided and the bright white paper was the perfect compliment to the warm, taupe envelope – it also added just the right touch of florals to maintain the suite’s modern but elegant look.

Refined Modern Neutral Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Bourne Paper Co.

Thanks Alana!

Design: Bourne Paper Co.

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Alana Cutler

Timeless Southern Magnolia Wedding Invitations

Today we’re practically dripping in beautiful magnolia flowers thanks to these stunning, timeless Southern magnolia wedding invitations from Bonnie and Currier of Tenn Hens Design! And really, is there anything more perfectly suited for a garden wedding in Nashville? Bonnie and Currier incorporated magnolias throughout the save the dates, wedding invitation suite, and day-of stationery, from the envelope liner to small die cut magnolia flowers paired with escort cards for the reception. So lovely!

Timeless Southern Magnolia Wedding Invitations by Tenn Hens Design

From Tenn Hens DesignOur client had grand magnolia dreams for this wedding, so we created a design that felt Southern, botanical, and timeless. The ceremony was set in a beautiful garden at Cheekwood here in Nashville, and the reception followed inside the art museum located at the historic Cheek estate.

Timeless Southern Magnolia Wedding Invitations by Tenn Hens Design

The square save the date was letterpress printed in blush and gray and we drew an illustration of the mansion. They loved the idea of a bookmark so we wrapped the magnolia pattern around the card to become a keepsake for guests. The envelope liner matched in the same pattern.

Timeless Southern Magnolia Wedding Invitations by Tenn Hens Design

For the big day we revealed our plans of a custom magnolia wrap that held all the details together. Inside was the invitation with letterpress printed text and illustrations, gold foil, and gold edge painting. The gold foil added a real glam factor against the subtle gray impression along the edges. Such gorgeous details and textures in every piece. Behind the invitation, the wrap had a pocket that tucked all the detail cards and rsvp cards neatly inside. Even the blush from the save the date made an appearance on the rsvp card and envelope. Also we had custom wax seals made with the magnolia tree we created. We really wanted the suite to feel like you were revealing something super special as it all unveiled!

Timeless Southern Magnolia Wedding Invitations by Tenn Hens Design

Escort cards were designed with die-cut magnolia blooms tucked inside small pockets and topped with a wax seal of the magnolia tree from the invitation suite. The tree was carried over to the program as well and we used the same gray paper on the cover from the envelope liner. The bloom illustrations also made an appearance on the circular menu. Touches of gold foil adding a bit of sparkle underneath the clear plate.

Timeless Southern Magnolia Wedding Invitations by Tenn Hens Design

Timeless Southern Magnolia Wedding Invitations by Tenn Hens Design

Timeless Southern Magnolia Wedding Invitations by Tenn Hens Design

The magnolia designs really branded the entire event. We loved the impact of the big bold pattern, mixed with the soft color palette in the type and finely detailed illustrations. It was truly a dream to be a part of this incredible wedding with such a fine group of people.

Timeless Southern Magnolia Wedding Invitations by Tenn Hens Design

Thanks Bonnie and Currier!

Design: Tenn Hens Design

Wedding Planning: The Social Office

Calligraphy: Val Cole

Tenn Hens Design is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Mary Craven Dawkins

Purple and Gray Watercolor Wash Wedding Invitations

Watercolor and letterpress printing are such a fabulous combination. Lauren of Darling + Pearl designed these gorgeous purple and gray watercolor wash wedding invitations for a wedding in Philadelphia with the juxtaposition of hard and soft in mind. Other special touches, like the floral envelope liner, perfectly curated vintage postage, and the print of city hall, pull everything together in such a beautifully cohesive way!

Purple and Gray Watercolor Wash Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl

From Lauren: The inspiration for Nicole and Matthew’s wedding invitations was heavily drawn from their Philadelphia venue, Front + Palmer, a modern loft style venue in the city that was renovated from an old barrel factory. How rad is that? We wanted to emphasize the balance between masculine and feminine, hard and soft, and color and neutral (which is usually my aim as I piece together the elements of my work anyway, so it was definitely a win-win.)

Purple and Gray Watercolor Wash Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl

Purple and Gray Watercolor Wash Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl

It was ridiculously fun seeing all these elements come together! The suite was letterpress printed in grey with varying watercolor elements throughout. The main invitation had a patina-esque background wash that picked up some of the lavenders from the STUNNING floral print envelope liner and the backside of the information card.

Purple and Gray Watercolor Wash Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl

Purple and Gray Watercolor Wash Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl

Nicole and Matt LOVED the idea of representing the city within their wedding stationery. We included a black and white print of iconic Philadelphia city hall that I’m sure has now made for an awesome keepsake for many of their guests. We used dark purple reply envelopes so we could letterpress print their return address in silver.

Purple and Gray Watercolor Wash Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl

The icing on the cake for the invitation design was certainly the vintage postage we curated. Vintage stamps can really pull everything together even more when they’re chosen effectively. It’s really inspiring to check out all of the postage that’s still available out there.

Purple and Gray Watercolor Wash Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl

Purple and Gray Watercolor Wash Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl

For their day-of stationery we letterpress printed small thank you notes that were placed at each table setting. Nicole and Matt were able to express a sweet sentiment to their guests and also introduced some new watercolor elements that lead back to the originality of their invitations, but in a refreshing and cohesive way.

Purple and Gray Watercolor Wash Wedding Invitations by Darling and Pearl

Thanks Lauren!

Design: Darling + Pearl

Darling + Pearl is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Lauren Reed

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations

After the turbulence of the last couple of weeks, I think we could all use a quick mental vacation to the Caribbean – don’t you agree? Well, Nichole of Coral Pheasant is coming to our rescue with these modern tropical destination wedding invitations for a wedding in Barbados! The invitation suite features a color palette inspired by the island, with lush greens, pops of coral, and vibrant citrus tones, along with some gorgeous spot calligraphy and the most perfectly curated postage stamps. I’m also loving the fun and playful language in the RSVP and rehearsal dinner invitation!

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

From Nichole: Jessica and Matt came to me by way of the fabulous Jubilee Events, who created the vision for their destination wedding in Barbados. Out of the gate I knew Jessica was my kind of gal when she expressed that it was important for their invitations to celebrate the sacrament of marriage while also being fun and surprising. Yes gurl, yes! Let’s do this! The tropical celebration they were planning embraced the natural surroundings of Barbados and more specifically their reception venue, Cobblers Cove, whose tag line reads “English elegance with Caribbean character.”

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

For their invitation suite we incorporated bright, vibrant colors inspired by the island: the lush green gardens, the coral colored plantation and cheerful pops of citrus. Gorgeous calligraphy by Everly Calligraphy was paired with modern fonts and fun language. The main invitation was letterpress printed on double thick eggshell stock and the enclosure cards were flat printed on matching, lighter weight cover stock.

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

With their wedding being a multi-day destination event, it was important to share all the details with their guests in a cute and concise way. To do that, we created a tri-fold itinerary with custom illustrations by Social Alchemy highlighting the what, when and where. Contrasting patterns inspired by the tropical English aesthetic of Cobblers Cover were layered into the design as seen in the watercolor leaves on the itinerary and the lattice-like design on the envelope liner.

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

Tropical themed vintage stamps and a lemon yellow silk ribbon added texture and color to the suite. Bringing the paper story full circle, we used the custom illustrations from the itinerary on cheerful colored cocktail napkins for the various weekend events.

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

Thanks Nichole!

Invitations and Styling: Coral Pheasant
Calligraphy: Everly Calligraphy
Building Illustrations: Social Alchemy

Coral Pheasant is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Nichole’s beautiful work right here or visit the real wedding invitations gallery for more invitation inspiration!

Photo Credits: Charlotte Jenks Lewis